Story: Blake, Peter James

Ceramco leaving Auckland

Peter Blake’s yacht Ceramco leads the fleet leaving Auckland at the start of the 1981–82 Whitbread Round the World race. After near disaster when the yacht lost its mast on the first leg of the race, it finished a creditable third.

Listen to Blake talk about the mast breaking and what happened next.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Join Jessica, Peter Blake/Reference number T2704).

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 120210NZHCERAMCO1
Photograph by Paul Estcourt

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How to cite this page:

Stephanie Gibson. 'Blake, Peter James', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)